Thursday, 11 June 2015

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 48 - No Quilting to Show...

... Just look at this wall instead.  

I have done no quilting at all this week because I have been getting ready to go away on a trip with my daughter to Spain and Portugal.  By the time this post goes up on automatic pilot we shall already have landed in Madrid.  So please link up as usual, and I shall visit all your blogs when I come home in a fortnight's time.

Linda at Linda's Landscapes has very kindly agreed to host Free Motion Mavericks next week and the week after.  Good luck Linda!  I hope you have no technical hitches... fingers crossed!

So what are these pictures of a wall all about?

Well look at Linda's landscape quilt, View From a Terrace.

Linda has a habit of giving me serious deja vu with her landscapes.  She might think she is depicting Lindaland, but all too often places look strangely familiar.  So I asked her a question about the wall on her quilt in the comments box under the pictures of A View From A Terrace:-  

"Are the coping stones on the wall pitched, flat or shaped?"

Linda answered:-

"... you'll never in real life find a drystone wall  topped with mold-cast capstones!"

Well, perhaps not a drystone wall, there is plenty of mortar in this stone wall...

...and the semi cylindrical moulded clinker coping stones are possibly a little unusual.  But it exists in real life!

This wall is part of the perimeter wall of Ashton Court Estate, a huge area of parkland with its own herd of deer.

The fact that Linda has depicted deer in woodland makes the whole coincidence even more extraordinary.   To my eyes her quilt can only be Ashton Court Estate in Winter. 

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Here goes for week 48...

Many thanks to LeeAnna, Cynthia, Maartje, Bernie, Cindy and Linda for linking up last week to show their free motion quilting projects.  

If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.

Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.

Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-

1.  Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.

2.  Link back to this post in your own post and/or grab the linky button for your blog's sidebar.
3.  Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.

4.  The link up will remain open for four days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Monday.

So far quilters from the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France and Macau have taken part.  The first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh!! cool is that??? Thanks so much for sharing this, Muv!



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